AAER Ships First Wind Turbine from Quebec Plant


    MONTREAL, Jan. 5 /CNW/ - AAER Inc. (TSX-V: AAE) ("AAER" or the
"Company"), Canada's only original equipment manufacturer of wind turbines of
1 megawatt ("MW") and more, announced today that it has shipped the first
turbine constructed at its facility in Bromont, Quebec. The 1.5 MW A-1500
turbine was sold to the U.S. Marine Corp Logistics Base in Barstow, California
in May 2008.
    "We are very pleased to have reached this significant milestone in our
company's development," said Dave Gagnon, President and Chief Executive
Officer of AAER. "This is the first of four turbines that will be delivered to
customers in the United States in early 2009, as we begin large-scale turbine
production at our Bromont, Quebec facility. We expect to build and enhance our
international profile by delivering additional turbines to customers in the
U.S., Canada and Europe throughout 2009, as we continue to increase our
production capacity."
    At the time of the turbine sale, AAER also signed a warranty, maintenance
and service agreement ("WMSA") with ACCO Engineering Services, for the
implementation of the project. The WMSA will be assigned to the Marine Corps
Logistics Base after commissioning. The A-1500 wind turbine will supply a
portion of the energy used by the base facilities and will be commissioned in
the coming weeks, dependent upon suitable local weather conditions.
    To view photographs of the first turbine shipment, please visit the AAER
website at www.aaer.ca.

    About AAER

    AAER is a wind turbine manufacturer located in Bromont, Quebec that
manufactures and maintains high capacity 1 Megawatt or more wind turbines
principally for the North American market. Its strategy is to progressively
build its product's components to provide a high level of reliability and
competitive pricing to its customers. AAER uses a portfolio of proven European
technologies to ensure the performance of its turbines in various wind
conditions and terrains. Its stock is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange
(TSX-V: AAE). Additional information is available on the Company's website at
www.aaer.ca.Forward-Looking Statements
    --------------------------This news release contains certain forward-looking statements or forward
looking-information. These forward looking statements are subject to a variety
of risks and uncertainties beyond the Corporation's ability to control or
predict which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from
those anticipated in such forward looking statements. Such risks and
uncertainties are disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Annual
Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2007 and dated March 10,
2008.The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.%SEDAR: 00019641EF



For further information: AAER Inc., Dave Gagnon, President, Telephone:
(450) 534-5155, www.aaer.ca; The Equicom Group Inc., Glen Williams, Telephone:
(416) 815-0700 ext. 272, gwilliams@equicomgroup.com